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  •  I was sitting here thinking about the GOP, (9+ / 0-)

    religions and men when I read your story.  It is appalling that throughout history women have been under the control of men.  We fought for the right to be self governed and we are still fighting for it.  This birth control tantrum is one of the last hurdles we need to crash down.  It should be untenable for anyone to force a women to bear a child or be untreated for health issues.  Somehow some men still think that they need to control who is born and when.  Women have to be baby factories to enhance men's egos.  How this cultural idea still exists is beyond me.  I know all of this is true as ridiculous as it seems but it is because there is no matching angst or vitriol from the sainted about vasectomies, men beating women, rape, child abuse. If the churches were truly intersted in morality and making the world better they would be screaming about men who abuse, men who predate, men who turn sex into a business.  Somehow it is all about the women.  Letters about how they own the world's uteri but none about the terrible grief inflicted by a large group of men.  Puzzling.

    And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

    by tobendaro on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 05:47:23 AM PST

    •  Another puzzling thing is the chief target (3+ / 0-)
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      of Republican contempt since the Reagan years is the Welfare Queen - the semi-fictional woman who doesn't work and has lots of babies.  Because a woman is only valuable as an approved marital accessory to a man.  Once the man decides he doesn't want her any more, she's worthless.  

      We do not forgive. We do not forget. The whole world is watching.

      by Tracker on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:15:51 AM PST

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    •  I blame false religion for much of this (1+ / 0-)
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      If you haven't read Katherine Stewart's The Good News Club, I highly recommend it.

      "Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." -- George Carlin

      by sandyknauer on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 12:06:05 PM PST

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    •  Yes! (1+ / 0-)
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      Birth control tantrum

      As of 02/22/2012 in Washington State pharmacists can exercise their "religious freedom" by denying women access to Plan B because the judge thinks there aren't any bigots in this state.

      by FlamingoGrrl on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 03:53:57 PM PST

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